Cagliari vs Napoli
Italy Serie A
Date: Sunday, 3 January 2021
Kick-Off at 14.00 UK
Venue: Sardegna Arena, Cagliari.
Two defeats and one draw have pushed Napoli down on the Serie A ladder, so they will need one hell of a streak to catch up with the leading duo. Good news though came from the Italian Supreme Court which decided that game between Juventus and Napoli is going to be played and returned one point to the balance of Gattuso’s squad.
The first game for them in 2021 is taking place at Sardegna Arena against Cagliari. Hosts are going through a crisis of their own, being winless for six games in a row and getting dangerously close to the relegation zone. We are surely going to have two super-motivated sides on Sunday afternoon.
Cagliari vs Napoli Head-to-head
Cagliari have caused a lot of trouble to Napoli last season, beating them 1-0 at Sao Paulo but also losing the home encounter with same result.
Three out of the last four head to head meetings ended Under 2.5 goals.
When it comes to all-time stats, Napoli have massive 18-6 advantage in terms of victories. Number of games that ended without winner is 14.
Cagliari vs Napoli Prediction
Hosts are having big issues when it comes to keeping their net intact, conceding 27 goals in just 14 games. At least strikers have been consistent upfront, bagging 21 times. Top goalscorer is Brazilian midfielder Joao Pedro who added eight goals to his name. In the last Serie A appearance Cagliari were close to cause an upset and win a point against Roma in the capital, but eventually lost the game 2-3. One of the key players Marko Rog suffered an injury there and will be absent for more than five months.
Napoli have had a rough time in second part of December, losing two most important duels against Inter Milan and Lazio, both on the road. When fans expected a return to winning ways against table strugglers Torino, result was 1-1. We suggest staying away from full-time winner market for this one as both sides are inconsistent. BTTS definitely looks like the best way to approach the fixture.
Cagliari vs Napoli Bet Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.70
Hirving Lozano to score at anytime @ 2.00.